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Dr Joyce Cavaye

Dr Joyce Cavaye

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Regions & Nations (HWSC)
  • joyce.cavaye

Professional biography

Joyce Cavaye joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University in 2003. This role follows a long first career in community nursing and then lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. She is based at the Open University’s administrative headquarters in Edinburgh. Her role as a regional academic involves the management of associate lecturers teaching on health and social care courses in Scotland, quality assurance of the curriculum, engagment with key stakeholders in the health and social care education sectors and research. 

Joyce’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of informal caregiving, ageing, health, death and dying and the use and efficacy of alternative medicine. She supervises PhD students working in the areas of family caregiving and health. She is a member of the Open University’s Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and is also a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society of Gerontologists.  

Joyce is commissioning editior for the book series 'Policy and Pracitce in Health and Social Care' published by Dunedin Academic Press and sits on the editorial board for Medsoc Online (MSO), an open access journal from the British Sociological Association (BSA) an is a reviewer for the journal Ageing and Society. 

Research interests

Previously completed research projects include: 

  • The extent of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula.
  • The adequacy of death education in the pre-registration curricula as perceived by patients, carers, nurses and students.
  • Service users views of the British Red Cross's Therapeutic Care Service.
  • The efficacy of massage in healthcare settings.
  • Carers non-use of social services.  
  • Carers access to formal support service services.
  • Carers interactions with service providers.
  • The experiences of adult children caring for older parents.
  • The experiences of unsupported or 'hidden' carers of older people.
  • The needs of informal carers for Glasgow North Social Work Department

Current research focuses on the lives and experiences of former carers; an underesearched group overlooked by policy and becoming increasingly larger as the amount of state provided care is reduced.  Further informaiton about this study can be found at www.formercarers.co.uk

 

Teaching interests

Joyce area of expertise relates to all aspects of health and social care including unpaid family carers, service user and carer involvement in education,  health policy, older people and community care.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS)CentreFaculty of Health and Social Care

Publications

Being a former carer: impacts on health and wellbeing (2016-12)
Watts, Jacqueline H. and Cavaye, Joyce
Illness, Crisis and Loss ((Early Access))
Experiences of bereaved carers: insights from the literature (2016-07)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
European Journal of Palliative Care, 23(4) (pp. 200-203)
Former carers: issues from the literature (2016)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
Families, Relationships and Societies ((Early Access))
Student nurses learning about death, dying and loss: too little too late? (2014-11)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
Illness, Crisis and Loss, 22(4) (pp. 293-310)
An integrated literature review of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula: key themes (2014)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
International Journal of Palliative Care, 2014, Article 564619
End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives (2012-07)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
Journal of Research in Nursing, 17(4) (pp. 317-326)
Does therapeutic massage support mental well-being? (2012-05)
Cavaye, Joyce
Medical Sociology Online, 6(2) (pp. 43-50)
Hidden Carers (2006-11)
Cavaye, Joyce
Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care
ISBN : 1-903765-66-8 | Publisher : Dunedin Academic Press | Published : Edinburgh
The first death: A student's experience (2009)
Cavaye, Joyce
In: Earle, Sarah; Bartholomew, Caroline and Komaromy, Carol eds. Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology (pp. 145-147)
ISBN : 9781847875129 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Care of older people in Scotland (2006)
Cavaye, Joyce
In: Mooney, Gerry; Sweeney, Tony and Law, Alex eds. Social Care, Health and Welfare in Contemporary Scotland (pp. 239-270)
ISBN : 0-9553973-0-8 | Publisher : Kynoch and Blaney
Caregiving as penalty and promise: reflections of former carers (2017-06-01)
Watts, Jacqueline H. and Cavaye, Joyce
In : Global Carework Summit (1-3 June 2017, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA)
Work and informal caregiving: challenges and opportunities (2016-09-14)
Watts, Jacqueline H. and Cavaye, Joyce
In : Ageing in Europe: Beyond the work-centred life course (14-16 September 2016, Frankfurt, Germany)
Surviving the transition from active to post-caregiving: the experiences of former carers (2016-06-27)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : Healthy lives: technologies, policies and experiences; European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, 16th Biennal Congress (27-29 June 2016, Geneva)
Caregiving as a rewarding experience: the perceptions of carers of older people (2016-06-27)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : Healthy lives: technologies, policies and experiences; European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, 16th Biennal Congress (27-29 June 2016, Geneva)
Health and wellbeing in the post-caregiving period (2015-09-04)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : 6th International Carers Conference - Care and caring: future proofing the new demographics (03-06 September 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden)
The health and wellbeing of former carers of older people (2015-07-01)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : 44th BSG Conference, Ageing in Changing Times; Challenges and Future Prospects (01-03 July 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne)
Developing understandings of communication in end of life care (2010-09-02)
Cavaye, Joyce E. and Watts, Jacqueline H.
In : BSA Medical Sociology Group 2010 Annual Conference (1-3 September 2010, Durham)
Dirt, disgust and embarrassment: caregivers’ responses to ageing bodies (2010-07-08)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : 5th International Carers Conference: New frontiers in caring: 2010 and beyond (8-11 July 2010, Leeds)
Choice: the missing dimension in becoming a carer (2010-07-06)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : 39th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference: Identities, Care and Everyday Life (6-8 July 2010, Brunel University, London)
Adding value to NHS services: patient views of a voluntary organisation’s service (2010-06-02)
Cavaye, Joyce and Hannay, Sheila
In : Delivering Better Health Services, NHS Confederation Health Services Research Network Conference (2-3 June 2010, Manchester)
Promoting wellbeing? Evaluation of a therapeutic care service (2009-09-21)
Cavaye, Joyce
In : ISA Sociology of Health Conference, Health for All: Opportunities and Challenges Conference (21-23 Sep 2009, Jaipur, India)
End-of-life education in pre-registration nursing curricula: issues from the literature (2009-09-09)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline
In : Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference (8-10 September, 2009, University of Cambridge, UK)
From dawn to dusk: a temporal model of caregiving: adult carers of frail parents (2008-10-28)
Cavaye, Joyce E.
In : CRFR Conference, Understanding Families and Relationships Over Time (28 Oct 2008, University of Edinburgh)
Carers responses to the ageing body (2008-09)
Cavaye, Joyce E
In : ISA Sociology of Ageing Conference (05-08 Sep 2008, University of Barcelona, Spain)
Life after caregiving - through the lens of the personal and the professional (2016-07-27)
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H.
European Journal of Palliative Care Blog
Service users' views of therapeutic care (2009-07)
Cavaye, Joyce
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